Our People

Kayla Thompson



Kayla Thompson received her Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) in 2010 from the University of Alberta and her Chartered Accountant designation in 2013 after articling with a large international professional services firm where she focused on providing audit and assurance services to entities of all kinds. She also worked for a publicly listed oil and gas company, where she led the external financial reporting function.

She received her Juris Doctor (with Distinction) from the University of Alberta in 2017 and was on the Dean's List from 2015-2017. While obtaining her law degree, Kayla spent a summer as a student with Duncan Craig in 2015 and another as a research assistant in 2016. She acted as writing fellow to teach legal research and writing to first year law students, served as co-chair of the Women's Law Forum and volunteered with Student Legal Services.

During law school, Kayla won numerous awards and prizes including Best Appellant Factum at the Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot, the Felesky Flynn LLP Scholarship in Taxation Law, the Canadian Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Prize in Estate Planning, the Dr. Alexander Smith, QC Prize in the Subject of Contract, and the Dean Wilbur Bowker Prize in Tort Law.

Kayla was the previous treasurer and served on board of directors of Caregivers Alberta, a local not-for-profit, from 2015-2017. She also sat on executive committee and chaired the finance and audit committee.

In her spare time, Kayla enjoys sport-climbing, hiking, down-hill skiing, and is just starting to get into mountain biking.

Melissa Mline

Assistant to Kayla Thompson


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